Laying there tossing and turning.
The wife's grumbling cause the beds squeaking.
Try to be helpful and clean a little.
No partners to do a morning swap meet scrounge.
Time for a bike ride.
with enough hills to make it a good workout.
a long while since the last ride.
Little potholes and cracks eat up skinny tires.
It's not important to keep up with the 5 older women with the bright pink outfits
and carbon fiber frames.
A 45 minute ride can be done in an hour.
stints meaning fixing crashed fighter planes,
rescuing shot pilots,
being hunted by enemy submarines, planes and destroyers...
my grandfather finished his time in this shop.
for use in perfecting the radar or sonar capabilities.
These models were scaled down versions of real ships,
and before computers they practiced real simulations.
Papa was retired,
but he'd still go shoot the shit with his old buddies.
I can remember sitting at that table eating lunch.
Now as a metalworker these amaze me.
under glass cases in various offices.
Fortunately these are still on outside display for now.